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Study: Dog Owners Would Rather Be With Pets Than Friends

More than half of American dog owners admit they flake out on social events to hang out with their pet, according to new research.

Robert Paul ReyesFeel Good Story: Firefighters Free Baby Goat From Pipe - Marty Clauw of Macomb County said he returned home from work Tuesday to find the 11-week-old goat's head had become stuck in the pipe.
Robert Paul ReyesDozer The Dog Runs Half-Marathon And Raises Money For Cancer On His Web Site - Dozer, the half-marathon-running dog from Maryland, has raised more than $14,000 for cancer research on his Web page.
Robert Paul ReyesBoa Constrictor Named Hudini Escapes At Park - A snake owner said he is trying to find Hudini, the 5-foot boa constrictor that escaped from his backpack while he was napping in a Michigan park.
Donna CavanaghWhy Do We Own Dogs? - Dogs are easy creatures to love until you have to take them to the vet.
Robert Paul ReyesMoron Pleads 'Not Guilty' To Eating Live Baby Rat - A Utah man who allegedly posted a video of himself eating a live baby rat to the Internet pleaded not guilty to aggravated animal abuse.
Robert Paul ReyesVideo: Puppy Locked In Hot Car Dies! Evil Owner Arrested! Deport Her To China! - Police say a 19-year-old woman is facing animal cruelty charges for causing her dog's death by leaving it in a hot car while she went shopping.
Robert Paul ReyesFriday is 'Take Your Dog To Work Day'! Show Off Your Pooch! - Pet Sitters International, based in North Carolina, is encouraging businesses to open their doors to canines Friday for Take Your Dog to Work Day.
Robert Paul ReyesShrek The Sheep Dies! New Zealand In Mourning! Church Memorial To Be Held! - Museums are vying to display the remains of New Zealand's most famous sheep, Shrek, and a church memorial in his honour has been postponed to accommodate global media interest, reports said Friday.
Robert Paul ReyesPuppy With 2 Broken Legs Crawls Home After Being Carried Away By Tornado - A puppy crawled home with two broken legs after being thrown high into the air by a tornado that ripped through Alabama.
Robert Paul ReyesOutrage: Cruel Child Captures And Drags 6-Foot Alligator Home! - Animal authorities in Florida said a 10-year-old boy who hooked a 6-foot alligator while fishing wrestled with the reptile and dragged it to his home.
Robert Paul ReyesAdorable Kitten Rescued From Storm Drain - Animal authorities in California said an officer crawled into a storm drain to rescue a kitten stranded 12 feet below the street.
Donna CavanaghEvery Dog Deserves a New Ball or Two - I was taken aback when doggie strollers took off in popularity, but this product pushed me over the edge.
Robert Paul ReyesVideo: CNN Miracle! Lost Cat Returns While Grieving Owner Is Being Interviewed - What a heartwarming story! In the midst of tragedy there is a glimmer of hope for all the victims of the tornados.
Robert Paul ReyesFearless Teacup Poodle Chases Cowardly Black Bear Up A Tree! - A Washington state man said his teacup poodle chased an approximately 200-pound black bear up a tree in his back yard.
Robert Paul ReyesPink Taco Restaurant Paints Donkey Pink! PETA Outraged! - A Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles has pledged not to use animals in promotions after it drew criticism for painting a donkey pink on a hot day.
Robert Paul ReyesMoron Kept Alligator Because 'Chicks Dig It' - An Illinois man says he kept a 4-foot alligator in his home because 'chicks dig it.'
Donna CavanaghCan the Navy Seals Train my Dog? - I read this morning about the hero dog who sniffed out Bin Laden. I want to send my dog to the same boot camp that trained this the hero do.
Robert Paul ReyesSilly Pooches Survive Fall Down 175-Foot Cliff - Two golden retrievers tumbled down a steep 175-foot slope toward the rushing water below.
Robert Paul ReyesMiracle: Adorable Pooch Nurses Two Bengal Tiger Cubs In China - Two twin Bengal tigers cubs are being nursed by a dog since their mother does not have enough milk for the cubs in Xinjiang, China.
Robert Paul ReyesMom Goose Deserted By Mate, Deer Watches Over Mom And Eggs - Officials at a New York state cemetery said a mother Canada goose hatched her eggs under the watchful eye of her protector, a local deer.
Robert Paul ReyesHero Marmaduke The Great Dane Adopts 30 Chick Hatchlings - A young male Great Dane has turned maternal and is helping to rear 30 chicks in British Columbia, its owners said.
Tom SkiThe Ambassadors of Peace are at the Montana Raptor Conservation Center! - Last week we covered the work MRCC is doing to save a young Golden Eagle who was harmed when a shotgun had ripped through the young messenger`s body and fractured her ulna almost beyond repair.
Robert Paul ReyesTiny Dog From Hell Bites Off Part Of A Home Depot Greeter's Nose - Home Depot Canada is considering policy changes after a greeter lost part of her nose when she tried to pet a customer's pet Shih Tzu dog in suburban Ottawa.
Robert Paul ReyesBuster The Cat Survives Two Storms In 9 Days Up A Tree - It took nine days for Buster the cat to get out of a 150-foot-tall loblolly pine.
Robert Paul ReyesSan Diego Zoo Praying Pandas Will Mate - The San Diego Zoo is giving its pandas some private time this weekend, hoping they will mate.
Ernest DempseySmoky has Only 24 Hours to be Saved from Death by Adoption - A senior female dog "Smoky" in healthy condition at a shelter has only 24 hours to live unless someone adopts her and saves her from Euthanazia.
Robert Paul ReyesFeral Chickens Running Wild In New Orleans - Residents of New Orleans say the city's population of wild chickens has boomed in the years since Hurricane Katrina.
Robert Paul ReyesOutrage: Calif. Park Rangers Dipping Goose Eggs In Oil! Where's PETA? - California park rangers said they are combing parks for Canada goose eggs they dip in oil as a form of avian birth control to keep the population in check.
Robert Paul ReyesWould You Wear A License Around Your Neck At A Dog Park? - A proposal that would require humans using an Illinois dog park to wear a license around their necks has some area residents growling.
Robert Paul ReyesSurvey: During Lean Economic Times Folks Spend More On Their Pets - Americans may be clipping money-saving coupons and delaying buying a new home, but when it comes to their pets they're spending more than ever, according to a new survey.
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